Patrice Bergeron Discusses Importance Of Earning OT Win Vs. Kings

  • Patrice Bergeron Discusses Importance Of Earning OT Win Vs. Kings

Patrice Bergeron Discusses Importance Of Earning OT Win Vs. Kings

Patrice Bergeron scored a power-play goal 2:34 into overtime as the host Boston Bruins skated to a 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday afternoon.

Bucyk presented Bergeron with a crystal bowl on behalf of the National Hockey League.

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The B's had a two goal lead in the third period only to give it away and Kings forced the overtime. With Krejci in the penalty box for slashing, they tied it on Iafallo's power-play goal at 8:13, a shot from the right point that hit off Rask and into the net.

Iafallo knotted the contest over 3 1/2 minutes later as his one-timer from the right circle beat Rask inside the near post.

Bergeron notched his 1,000th career game during the Bruins' 3-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday.

"We worked hard to get the 2-1 lead and we kind of feel asleep there", Los Angeles forward Brendan Leipsic said.

The Bruins had moved ahead 1-0 when Bergeron set up McAvoy's goal 4:38 into the second period. The best was when he came across the crease to block Peter Cehlarik's shot from the bottom of the right circle.

Brad Marchand, Danton Heinen and defenseman Charlie McAvoy each collected a goal and an assist for the Bruins, who have won three of their last four (3-0-1) and all six matinee games this season. The others to reach the milestone with all the games in a Boston uniform are Hall of Famers Ray Bourque and John Bucyk, current GM Don Sweeney and Wayne Cashman. Given the way the Bruins looked completely lost following the Iafallo game-tying goal, and with d-zone mistakes galore, their chances hardly seemed promising, especially when you consider Boston's freakish struggles against subpar competition. He received gifts and loud ovations from the TD Garden crowd.

The Bruins conclude the rare home back-to-back with a Sunday visit from the Colorado Avalanche.